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Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by VaporBoxed, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you, T1 and Revolution are great vapes for sure. The only reason I can see why they might sit unused is something much better took their place. Even then I dig old friends out from time to time, although I suspect most owners tend to find one that suits them and get on with it. Still, it's going to take something mighty good to detract from T1 and Revolution.

    Then again, TV knows more than we do by a lot, and they've put all their chips on the new product....

    I wouldn't worry about the PA too much, my thinking is they'll need one for the new guy eventually. No matter how good the battery life is, I'd think there's still a market. And making that fit T1 and Revolution at the same time seems logical (they have the parts designed), once the electronics is sorted out of course.

    OF
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  2. ugobo

    ugobo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks OF for the reply! Your input i appreciated. I will keep my eyes open for your review of the Cera...
  3. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome.

    I'm kind of anxious for to read the review, too. But I guess to do that I gotta write it, and test it before that. And before that TV has to complete them, and before that......

    I guess it all happens when the time is right, not much we can do before then anyway.

    OF
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  4. Trever

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    So my ava hr died also the outer shell is cracked and needs to be replaced. Would that be considered a regular rebuild Tim? Also my friend cracked his ceramic in his dart could i send both units in and have the put back into working order? <3
  5. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    You should email Thermovape about this, they will let you know what services they offer for rebuilds.
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  6. Trever

    Trever Well-Known Member

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    Done wished i woulda picked up a few ;) no comparison to quality. Wish i had money for the cera once production/testing is finished looking very very promising
  7. chucku

    chucku Charles Urbane

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    Some things about the Cera I am not crazy about. Ceramic while very hard, is also brittle. How well does the Cera stand up to rough handling? One of the reasons i got my T1 is you could not break it if you tried. Ditto for the ceramic nub/locking switch on the side. Will it be available in any other colors? Black or gray are more stealthy. I realize it may be a limitation of working with a material such as ceramic but I do not at all like that the top parts attach via pressure/o-ring resistance. Threaded parts provide a much more reliable closure/seal.
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  8. CentiZen

    CentiZen Evil Genius in Training Accessory Maker

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    Low grade ceramic is brittle. There are ceramics which can be harder and more durable than steel; and at the price of the Cera, along with TET's history of valuing durability as a factor in their designs; I'd say you don't need to worry about the Cera being fragile.
  9. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    "I thought that to come clean for health; I'd need to leave FC. Now I know that's not
    the case. I will be an infrequent vaporist, but I could never leave Fuck Combustion"

    Good glad you are staying and hope the health stays manageable.
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  10. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Amen.

    OF
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  11. Trever

    Trever Well-Known Member

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    So i have the 6v t1 and was wondering if you could change the double stack to a single 18650 3.7v battery so i can more easier vape ejuice without having the 6v battery/wattage problem. Almost impossible to find something that will work without getting super high resistance which most companies stay away from. Thanks guys!!!!
  12. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Two options I see. First TV makes a great line of e-cig stuff that works at 6 Volts designed specifically to work on their supplies. Buy one of those and stick with 6 Volts.

    Or send your T1 head in and have it rebuilt to 3.7 Volt (LV) specs. Such a beast now exists (before T1 was SV only). The cost is $15 for this. Contact them to set it up.

    OF
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  13. Trever

    Trever Well-Known Member

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    I have sent in my Hr ava drip tip. Works good cant afford the tank system. Dripping every 5 hits is soooo soooo annoying and dangerous while "driving". Why rebuild the t1 head? I already have the adapter for rev/ava. Will the Battery sleeve that has my 2 3v stacked batteries hold a 18650? Thanks OF!
  14. Trever

    Trever Well-Known Member

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    Plus while using even 100% vg thickes i could find my ava still leaked horribley. Even at 2 drips every loading annoying when it severs connection and has to be cleaned so it can work. The taste is only thing that keeps me using the ava... Cant wait for more info on the cera oil lineup
  15. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that's the idea. 18650 won't fit in there (too big in diameter by 1 mm) but 17670 will just fine. It's what TV uses to drive LV stuff with their 'old style' supply (like the one you have on your T1). TV or Lighthound sell's 'em.

    Charge 'em (same charger) and use 'em like they were 18650s.

    OF
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  16. Trever

    Trever Well-Known Member

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    Cleared it all up =) i knew something about the diameter was different but couldnt remember exactly what. Sounds like thats what ill go ahead and do OF is da man
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  17. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    I only put in two drops when I know it's starting to dry out. 3 drops makes it leak from the bottom slots and a small drop accumulates on the top if the switch. I like taking smaller puffs instead of huge cloud-pushers, so I don't have much of a problem dripping, even when I drive. I just do it at the red lights. I might have also perfected dripping while hauling ass on the freeway, but I didn't say that ;)

    And the taste is fucking phenomenal. Easily the best tasting e-cig I've ever tried.
  18. DICKFACE

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    the thermo old line doesnt really work with any units out there... the ohms is under 1 and one my unit that can output some power only gets hits if i put directly on the bottom of dart.. is this the way it works...?

    custo service good tho.. but seems like d9 is so the way to go on personal vapes.... y hasnt there been a vid on utube on dart or evo? like a real review where u can see in use?
  19. PB88123

    PB88123 Vaporist

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    Thermovape products are also the way to go for personal vapes. Happy users with both companies and some are happy customers with both companies.

    There are also videos on youtube. You just need to search using different words and click on some vidoes and see what they are about. Here is one of a REV in use.

  20. Dogman

    Dogman Vaporist Extrordinair

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    The Cera had really got me thinking ... what is it about the T1 that keeps me from using it so much when out and about. In the evening I use it every night, it is hooked up to the A/C adapter and I absolutely love it on the A/C adapter. I prefer a long warm up time to get it hot, and then a slow start on draw slowly ramping up until optimum temperature is reached, then shut the power off and continue to draw until you feel the bowl cooling.

    My problem with out and about comes down to the switch, and the need to constantly keep pressure on it in order to heat. Since I prefer a long warm up, holding the switch on for 30 or more seconds is a real pain. One of the key selling points for me on the Cera is the ability to have it locked in the ON position, allowing it to heat constantly.

    Maybe this mod has already been mentioned, but I will go ahead anyway. I found that by dropping 2 dimes into the outer battery tube before dropping in the inner battery tube that when the element is screwed down, it closes the switch and allows constant heating with excellent results.

    With an extended warm up, I get excellent clouds. One needs to be careful not to forget that it is on in their pocket, but for 3 or 4 big, rapid hits, this has been working great.

    I am a mechanic and have lots of o-rings laying around and found a thick o-ring that fits perfectly over the outer battery tube, so that the element can be snugged into place without the switch activating or the unit coming apart in your pocket. With the o-ring in place the switch slides up and down and functions as the original, but by removing the o-ring, it can be tighted down to lock into the ON position.

    I love that this can be used as a slide switch unit, for being in theatres and crowded public areas, the ability to slide it on and off is a must for stealth, it really helps keep the stray vapors down. But to be able to lock it on is awesome, the battery life suffers a bit, and you can always back it off a couple of threads between hits to turn it off to conserve battery life.

    With the T1, long warm up times for me gives great clouds. I have been using the mod for 2 days and feel like I have a new toy to play with. I know everyone loves the Pax for stealth, but for me the T1 is shaped like an e-cig mod, and I feel very safe pulling it out in public, after testing the area with and e-cig mod first, of course.

    I love the Pax, but since I found this mod, the Pax is going to be put aside. I have always loved the flavor the T1 produces, much better flavor than the Pax, and since I found a way to have it heat constantly, it will become my new best friend again.

    I hope this helps somebody, I love this mod myself and if it helps anyone it would be really cool ... just don't forget to moniter your battery, I know these are safe cells, but over discharging can be very hard on batteries.
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  21. beeboywhoo

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    Hi guys, really nice boards going on here... Anyways I bought the thermovape t1 from a 3rd party reseller (gotvape) since TV doesnt sell the t1 anymore.

    So the first time I tried to load some flower into the bowl, I held the switch for like 10 or 15 seconds to let it warm up, then I took my draw with another while holding the switch for another 8 or so seconds. I noticed that I'm the draws that I DO manage to take barely release any to no smoke, (if I do it is almost invisible). The unit itself gets really really hot even untouchable sometime. And after like 6 or 8 tries of this continuous method I think the battery already dies.

    Is this normal? This cant be, I watch videos on youtube and see the kind of draws other gets and it can get really thick. Do you think this 3rd party reseller may have gave me a used or defective product/batteries?

    I contacted TV to see what they had to say
  22. beeboywhoo

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    Wow could I have bad batteries, or am I just not using this thing right? I cannot get the batteries past 2 minutes without dying. On my first hit maybe 2nd I will get some baby vapor, then it just gets gradually worse. The pen is very hot by this time, and I clear whatever I have in my bowl and see that it stops glowing / heating. Very frustrating this is the 2nd pen Ive been thru that hasnt worked :\
  23. beeboywhoo

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    Im pretty sure that the product has been tampered with before I received it, when I first got the package the batteries were not in the t1 already (I could be wrong about this, but the youtube says that each t1 comes with batteries already inside). And there was a missing cap for the battery pack. Something fishy.
  24. Bart

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    Start with fresh charged batteries. Let warm up for 20+ seconds. Take a quick draw until you taste vapor. Let it out and then hit it like you mean it. Holding the switch the whole time. Three distinct steps. 1. Preheat heater. 2. Preheat load. 3. Take lung buster hit.
    After you get the hang of it it goes quicker and becomes second nature. These things have a learning curve but it's worth it.
    Don't worry about running it to long. They make tough heaters. Even if you got a used one it would still last a long long time.
    Good luck. Happy vaping. Now go fog a turkey for tomorrow.
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  25. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Howdy! Welcome to the fun.

    As Brother Bart says, your experience is really common around here. While you could have a problem unit, chances very strongly favor technique problems. Go back a couple weeks and check out post 5228 for instance. We've had guys that had a 'defective' unit (or two) replaced only to have the problem persist and finally discover they weren't using the heat right. It's a funny situation, it's not enough to vape the load if you do it wrong, but it's plenty to overheat things......

    The number of actually bad units out of the box is very small indeed and they are basically all units with open heaters (no heat at all). In general, if it gets hot, it gets hot enough if you control the heat. You need to store the heat in step 1 you'll need in step 3.

    Anyway, forget battery life. Charge the battery, put in a fresh load of cured, fine ground bud and 'run the numbers'. Don't cheat. Go completely though steps 1 and 2 and get a solid test puff before hitting it and you won't be disappointed. Thousands of happy customers aren't.

    Good luck, please let us know how you like it when you sort it out.

    OF
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